[stunnel-users] Use stunnel through firewall for home Web server?

Bill Eldridge dcbill at volny.cz
Fri Jan 23 23:11:40 CET 2009

Tom Shaw wrote:
> At 7:46 PM +0100 1/23/09, Bill Eldridge wrote:
>> Michael Renner wrote:
>>> On Friday 23 January 2009, Bill Eldridge wrote:
>>>> I was interested in whether there's a simple
>>>> way to have stunnel redirect traffic from a public Web browser/port
>>>> to my home Web browser behind my DSL firewall
>>>> (no ports opened/forwarded for incoming connections on the router,
>>>> only outgoing-initiated)
>>> Moin,
>>> it is not clear to what you want to do. From a public web browser to 
>>> your home
>>> web browser?
>>> Can you clarify your setup?
>> As an example if I run Apache on my home machine, I'd like it to 
>> start the tunnel when
>> I turn it on, have it automatically set up stunnel to a Linux box I 
>> have on the public net,
>> and have anything to port 8090 on the Linux box get passed to my home 
>> machine 8080.
> Easier to use ssh to port forward in this instance, IMHO. But why? 
> Seems like just port mapping on the NAT router would work just as well 
> and with no different effect on security.
Because I won't be able to add ssh or access the router in a number of 
cases where I need this,
but I believe I'll have access to stunnel in many/most cases. Necessity 
is the mother of invention.

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